UMass Boston

School District Leadership and Management Services

The Center provides experience and expertise to school districts seeking high quality leaders and leadership, greater efficiency, and technical assistance. For more information, please contact Heather Michaud at 


Executive Recruitment and Leadership

  • Superintendent Recruitment

  • Deputy/Assistant Superintendent and Other Central Office Recruitment

  • Principal Recruitment

  • Leadership Transition and Succession Planning


  • Customized and Outsourced Analytical Support for Central Administration

  • Enrollment Projections

  • Facilities Planning Analysis

Human Resources Management

  • Human Resources Audits

  • Human Resources Department Organization and Operations Reviews

  • Job Descriptions and Salary Surveys

  • Compensation and Classification Studies

  • Personnel Policy Development

Training and Professional Development

  • Human Resources Training

  • Working with Municipal Officials

  • Executive Coaching


  • Finance Office Organization and Operations Reviews

  • Budget Development

  • Financial Management Policy Development

  • Regional School District Agreement Analyses

Information Technology

  • IT Strategic Planning for Non-Educational Software and Hardware

  • Non-Educational Software Implementation Project Management


Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management

Healey Library, 10th Floor, Room 25
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 USA


The Collins Center is affiliated with the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.